Influences: Beatles, Zeppelin, Radiohead, Black Crowes, Guns Roses, Ray Charles, Nina Simone, the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Hair, JC Superstar, Bjork, Louis Armstrong, Tal Farlow, Charlie Parker, Nirvana, ee cummings, bp nichol, James Joyce, Jack Kerouac, the Doors, etc.
FAWM 3 for me.
My challenge this year - write a lyric each day!
Currently struggling to finish a book on (basic) music theory for songwriters and looking for test drivers (readers) - send me an email if you're interested!
I'm reserving the no-nonsense stuff for the book, so expect a lot of nonsense here 😀
Open to collabs!
Looking forward to new music from favourites @mattblick, @fearlessflight2014, @petemurphy, @susyblue, @ryako, @oddbod, @mikedebenham, @tinam, @boyatheart, @adforperu, @sherrycanary, @hamiltonpoolhall, @izaakalexander, @deena and more.
Hoping to cross paths with old friends @nine and @lowhum.
|#1||N's the name||
|#2||Heard my heart||
|#6||Doo Mop (Study 1)||
|#7||Sundrown (Study 2)||
|#8||Pilot of the plot @lowhum||
|#9||Doo Bossa (Study 3)||
|#10||Love is Round @boyatheart||
Thx a lot for comments on "Winswept clouds". Yes agree: Bass must be louder.
Thanks again for the sweet comment on I Love You Madly. All those images were taken from our past two years of touring. Granite canyon is from Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Geyser is from Yellowstone. Crater is from Mount St Helens, etc... it's easy to kick out a lyric for me if it's real, you know?
I am not familiar with @suzyblue but I just looked at her website and she looks awesome, thanks for the hot tip. And thanks again for all the love, right back atcha. Hooray FAWM!
Hi Lee, thanks for the kind words on Eleanor and Whiskey Pistol. The bridge on Whiskey pistol is all veiled sexual innuendo is all, haha, nothing fancy. 😀
Congratulations Centurion Soldier! You wrote 100 comments for your fellow FAWMers!! You made this place even better. You took your time to listen to other people's songs and you have 100 thank you's from all of them and from me! Here’s your badge. Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!
Hey! Thanks for the comments. Will be back round soon to listen again. 😀
Glad you liked the song. It got a good response!
And yes, A6 is beautifully dreamy, especially open on guitar. I think the even chords are dreamy and pink, the odds are mostly blue.
Thanks for your reviews on my tracks! On Vertigo it's just going from IV to IV-#5. I've been substituting IV - IV7 - I for IV - IV#5 - I a lot recently. It gives the same transition but its a bit more dramatic and less bluesy. You get a tritone on either one, they just resolve a little differently.
about the tango and the 3rd person - I think is better - it's like a zoom effect - you start from afar and in the chorus move to more intimate viewpoint
Thanks for your comment! Man, I had a really hard time with those drums. Like, I had to go back and reprogram that shit several times.
Haha, yes, 'frustration'! Was definitely feeling that... I could also go through that Stevie Wonder song that has loads of rhymes like that. And no I don't do chord changes, it's way too hard! 😉
Hi @leepat, thanks for the collab invite. I'm afraid I'm done for the month though (barring one possible song where I'm waiting for some vocals to mix in to a backing track I made). Unfortunately real life has caught up with me, and I need to spend the next couple of weeks cracking on with some jobs outside of FAWM. Maybe we could collab another time, though? Sorry again.
Thanks for the comment on nobodys child and the song to listen to.
"I" could be what you want it to be as i see music as art I like to leave things for interpretations.
Just a note to say I’ve culled a couple of ‘toe the line’s now thanks to you. That was helpful.
Damn, I try hard not to repeat myself too much. ‘Toes’ and ‘lines’ huh? I’ll change that line. Thanks for your helpful comment.
Thanks for the comment on "Does Stevie Wonder?" but I am a little bit confused 😮
I didn't put much thought into what I should name the different parts, it's just what made sense to me. 😀 Then again, I'm only an amateur and most of the time I have no clue what I'm doing. So if you have any suggestions ... !
Hi. I'm currently a bit of a lame duck as I've been struck down with a virus, but I'll see if I can do something with your lyrics for "Love is Round" when I'm feeling more normal.
If that's OK. I don't want to promise anything, but those lyrics look like fun, so it'll be fun trying. Thanks 😀
If anyone else wants to have a go at it then of course let them!
Hi Lee Pat! So nice to see you here again and thanks for your comments!!
Sail Your Sturdy Vessel - thanks for the visit. Will check out Robert Palomo.
Thanks for the listen to Sittin' by the Harbour!
Thanks for comments on "If I said I´m sorry". Much appreciated.
Thanks for the positive comments. Are you going to post any demos this year?
Yeah, the initial thought was to write them small, but what the heck - let the "true scholars" worry 😀)
Nice to see you here again!!